They Just Don't Hand Out Those Babies

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Trophy WinningThe Super Bowl at this time of year is a great study in the field of achievement. Many football widows that go off and do shopping or look at quiet Open Houses for the day don't get it. If you don't study sports or participate in sports I guess that is a normal feeling. Who cares about touchdowns or field goals or fourth down and one and you have to make a first down? Well with trophies

   They Just Don't Hand Out Those Babies.

They must be EARNED. I've achieved sales awards, bowling trophies, softball, and archery trophies. I NEVER was handed one. Yes, they gather dust on shelves or on the wall over time, or end up in a box somewhere. But you know, for one shining moment, YOU did it, YOU were on top. It all is about the journey and earning your way to an accomplishment.

So with that said, go get out of life what you deserve. You already ARE a WINNER.


Just execute. Practice. Concentrate on your strengths not what you lack. Get better. You CAN DO IT. Have CONFIDENCE in you. At the end of the day when you hoist the token of whatever accomplishment your head and heart was set on, you'll know you did it.

P.S. If you are a quiet champion doing great things in the world, that is ok too. God is watching and He has some great rewards for you too!!



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Gary ... great post.    I like what you said that  "If you are a quiet champion doing great things in the world, that is ok too. God is watching and He has some great rewards for you too!!"

Best wishes. Harrison

Feb 02, 2009 11:20 AM #32
Glenn Watson, Jr.
Remax Twin Counties - Milford, DE


Great post I have won some small awards myself and I am proud of them. I do display them in my office maybe they don't do anything for anyone but myself, but I do enjoy them. Everyone elso should do the same.

Feb 03, 2009 12:19 AM #33
David Width Jr.
Little Egg Harbor, NJ

That post gave me a real optimistic warm feeling. I appreciate it and thank you. I like what you said about the quiet champions also, God really will reward you if you strive to be like him.

Feb 03, 2009 02:22 AM #34
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Gary as always very inspirational!  Archery? I can't remember anyone getting a trophy for that so congrats.  Congrats on your gold star, as always it's well deserved.

Feb 03, 2009 04:06 AM #35
Kim Dean - McKinney, TX
d + b real estate, McKinney, TX REALTOR Broker/Own

Gary - Man, I love this post. It's a great affirmation to read right before a listing presentation! Thanks for the pick me up that I needed today.

Feb 03, 2009 08:02 AM #36
Kevin Kilpatrick
EXIT Realty Success, Salt Lake City, West Jordan, Utah - West Jordan, UT

The great thing is there are enough trophies for all of us! Thanks for helping us get closer to receiving our own...

all the best

Feb 03, 2009 03:14 PM #37
Joshua Hagan
Century 21 Exclamation Realty - Rogers, AR

Thanks for the encouragement!  There is a guy working in my office that is in his 70's, he tells me "Josh, I know I'm a winner and have been ever since i was conceived cause i beat out the competition then and i will still beat them."

That is always encouraging to me and i thought you would like it.

Feb 04, 2009 02:00 PM #38
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thanks for the advice. Great post.


Feb 05, 2009 11:21 PM #39
Michelle Finnamore
Toronto GTA, Alliston, Newmarket - Vaughan, ON
Preparing your property for sale

HI Gary, the greatest achievements everyday are the ones that don't get noticed. The teacher that takes a moment to give encouragement to a student, a nurse that takes a moment to reassure a family member of a patient that it will be alright and so many more. No trophy, but great moments none the less. And you did it with no reward other than knowing that it was the right thing to do.

Feb 06, 2009 10:32 PM #40
Brien Berard
Remax Professionals Laurel MD - Laurel, MD
Maryland Real Estate Agents - Laurel Real Estate

I loved earning my first 100% Club plaque from Remax.  And yes, I worked hard for it.

Feb 07, 2009 10:38 AM #41
Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

That's right! No hand outs. If you want it you have to earn it. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 09, 2009 03:54 AM #42
Shelley Kreutzer
Community One Realty - French Valley, CA

Oh Gary "THANK YOU", this is a great post. You pointed out some very good things. I can  DO IT!

Feb 13, 2009 12:55 AM #43
Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI

Gary, I love reading your pep talks.  Thank you for always having something positive to say.

Feb 19, 2009 03:39 AM #44
Debbie Romeo
Coldwell Banker DiTommaso Realty - Staten Island, NY

Yes you are right! We need to know that we did a great job and put everything into it and gave it everything we had and just believe in ourselves and we know that we deserve to be recognized and just be proud of ourselves for our accomplishments.

Feb 19, 2009 10:59 AM #45
Tinker Hulsey
Century 21 Wright-Pace Real Estate - Jonesboro, AR
Century 21 Wright-Pace Real Estate

Hi, Gary

You are right they dont just hand those babies out....great post. Life is a journey so enjoy...have no regrets!!


Feb 21, 2009 06:49 AM #46
Pangaea Interior Design Kitchen & Bath Design, Remodeling
Portland Oregon - Portland, OR

It always feels good to reach a goal. Many times we don't let ourselves just reflect awhile on the achievement. We hurry on to the next thing too fast. I will spend time with my business coach tomorrow. One of the things she does so well is to get me to focus on what I have achieved, rather than to beat myself up about goals not reached yet. Glad I have her! Thanks for the great post!

Feb 26, 2009 05:52 PM #47
Kim White LeBlanc
Keller Williams Las Vegas Realty - Las Vegas, NV

Very motivational that was a great thing. Nice Analogy with the football. It made me think about the obstacles in my life and how I have gone through them and coming out stronger that is what I feel that I have achieved my strengths are stronger every time.

Thank You,

Kim White

Mar 06, 2009 03:35 AM #48
Wendy Welborne-Kimery
Keller Williams-Lake Norman Mooresville,NC - Mooresville, NC

Very uplifting!  It's comforting to know that your creator watches over you each day.

Mar 07, 2009 11:31 PM #49
Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Providing the very best of service to Sellers and

Thanks for the inspiring words!

Mar 08, 2009 03:54 AM #50
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

I like awards as much as the next guy, and have earned a few that I'm proud of.  All required a huge amount of effort and determination.  Reminds me of the saying, the harder we work the luckier we get!

Mar 08, 2009 02:32 PM #51
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